Two years ago, Steve Goldner was at a funeral. He started chatting with a family friend, a strapping young man in his late 20s who had a girlfriend, a great job in Boston, and his whole life in front of him,... Read more »
The slow days of summer don’t apply to student entrepreneurs at Rice University and the University of Houston.
For the first time, the schools’ startup accelerators—Houston’s RedLabs and Rice’s OwlSpark—are working together, with joint mentor meetings and social hours, towards... Read more »
Celgene branched out from its blood cancer roots earlier this year when it won an FDA nod for an oral arthritis drug called apremilast (Otezla). But the Summit, NJ-based company’s plan to turn that drug into a franchise took a hit... Read more »
Versant Ventures, based in the San Francisco Bay Area but growing in Europe and especially Canada, is a few million dollars away from closing a new US$300 million fund, according to a regulatory filing.
The fund, the fifth for the life... Read more »
The Boston area’s biggest tech company is known for at least two things: non-compete clauses and acquisitions. On Tuesday, the latter paid off in terms of new products.
EMC, the Hopkinton, MA-based data storage giant (NYSE: EMC), has a long... Read more »
How many times have you been at a party or crowded networking reception, and the introductions are coming so quickly that you forget people’s names almost as soon as you’re introduced to them? A Detroit-based startup called Spincard is trying to... Read more »
[Updated 7/8/2014, 1:15pm. See below.] Handybook is putting its new venture investment to work.
The New York-based startup, which helps consumers arrange for cleaners and other home services, is expanding its offerings to London.
Handybook was founded in Boston in... Read more »
On April 9, 2013, a severe hailstorm swept through western Nebraska, pounding the Omaha area with stones so large they shattered car windows, punctured skylights, and destroyed roofs. Suddenly, thousands of Omaha homeowners needed emergency repairs. But first, they needed the... Read more »
A search-marketing startup is making fundraising news, but there are larger forces at work in the tech ecosystem.
Boston-based WordStream has raised $12 million in new funding—$9 million in a Series C venture round led by Baird Capital (Sigma Partners also... Read more »